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Buying a brand new cheap phone will leave you with an OS with vulnerabilities left unpatched for years, and apps that share your personal data.
PI is campaigning for 1) platforms to give all users heightened ad transparency and 2) for transparency into targeting and funding of ads to be meaningful.
Powerful countries encourage and enable other governments to deploy advanced surveillance capabilities without adequate safeguards.
The use of data and new technologies are driving a revolution in immigration enforcement, and affected people are going to be at greater risk.
Trade, and the people who negotiate trade agreements, fundamentally misunderstand data, privacy and data protection.
People all over the world share with menstruation apps their deeply intimate data - the date of their last periods, dates and details pertaining to their sex lives, their moods, their health. This data is being ruthlessly exploited and shared with third parties to target and profile people.
Rising concerns around austerity, transparency, efficiency and financial management have fed into a narrative of technology as a magic cure-all to socio-economic and political issues.
We want a world which is safer for everyone, and at the heart of this is technologies which are secure by default.
Governments are profiling people using their social media data -- effectively weaponising the devices and the platforms we use everyday.
Increasingly counter-terrorism strategies and policies are decided at the international level, most notably by the UN Security Council, and are used to erode human rights, with no accountability.